Saturday, March 23, 2013

Mature YA Contemporary: The Boys of Summer by CJ Duggan

This sounds gooood! I'm definitely getting it.
Welcome to my stop on The Boys of Summer blog tour hosted by YA Bound.  Click HERE to check out the full blog tour schedule!

The Boys of Summer (Summer #1)
Release Date: 12/17/12
294 pages
Summary from Goodreads: 
It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘OnslowBoys’. Every time they swaggered in the front doorof the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.
To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer ofworking expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget. 
It will be a summer she will always remember.
Warning: sexual references, and occasional course language.

I lowered my foot to balance my bike as I came to a stop. A

singular porch light shone like a beacon down the long curving

driveway, casting a shadow across Toby’s car.

Light on. Car in drive.

He was home. I supposed anyone would be at 2am on a

Monday morning. I was in two minds, I was ready to turn around and head for home; I paused, a murmur of music inside had myheart thumping in a matching rhythm. He was definitely home, he was awake and before nerves demanded I leave, I walked my bikedown the drive, towards the light, towards the music.

I propped it near the wall of the cabin, moving through the

darkness of the carport, skimming myself sideways so as not to

scratch Toby’s car. I placed a hand against the bonnet. Cold, Toby must have been home all night. I realised how creepy that was soquickly pulled my hand away.

Stop being such a stalker, Tess!

Before I could put too much thought into where I was and what I was doing, I followed the ever-increasing thud of music thatled me around the back. Then I had a thought. What if he wasn’t alone? I faltered for a second, then pushed forward. If I chickenedout now I would never get any peace. I wanted – needed – to dothis so before any more self-doubt forced itself into my mind, Iturned the corner.

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About the Author
C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia.
The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.

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  1. Ooh, I know this part. It's my favorite part! Haha! I'm part of the blog tour of this book too and I really enjoyed the overall story of it. It's a very good summer read. Thanks for sharing this, Naj! :)

    Eunice @ Book Overdose

    1. Yep Yep! I'm thinking whether or not I should get the book next month. :D Thanks for the comment!


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